Director: Clinical Professor Paquette
102 Introduction to Clinical Laboratory Science (1)
An introduction to the health care and medical laboratory fields including specialty areas of medical laboratory science, professional organizations, credentialing, and the health care team approach. (Lec. 1)
195 Biotechnology Manufacturing Methods (5)
Introduction to biotechnology manufacturing methods including cell culture separation, purification. (Lec. 3, Lab. 4) Pre: enrollment in biotechnology manufacturing option.
199 Biotechnology Manufacturing Internship (1-12)
Professional field experience in biotechnology manufacturing. The experience will be defined by a job description and learning contract arranged by the internship coordinator, student intern, and relevant agency. (Practicum) Pre: enrollment in the biotechnology manufacturing option. May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credits.
The clinical courses in medical laboratory science (MLS 405-416) require senior standing and are open only to students who have been accepted into an affiliated hospital school of medical laboratory science.
405 Molecular Pathology (2)
An introduction to pathology. The correlation among pathological processes and clinical symptoms and the course of disease is studied. (Practicum)
406 Clinical Immunology (2)
Formation, structure, and action of antigens and antibodies. Methods of immunization. The laboratory emphasizes serological procedures in the diagnosis of disease. (Practicum)
409 Clinical Microbiology I (4)
The relationship of bacteria and bacterial diseases of humans, with emphasis on the application of procedures to medical diagnosis. Fungi, viruses, the rickettsias, and human parasites are also studied. (Practicum)
410 Clinical Microbiology II (4)
Continuation of 409. (Practicum)
411 Clinical Chemistry I (4)
The chemistry of body constituents and their relationship to diagnosis of human disease. Principles and methods of analysis are emphasized. (Practicum)
412 Clinical Chemistry II (4)
Continuation of 411. (Practicum)
413 Immunohematology I (2)
Instruction in drawing and processing blood and in ascertaining compatibility. Donor-recipient blood and tissue reactions are studied in detail. (Practicum)
414 Immunohematology II (2)
Continuation of 413. (Practicum)
415 Hematology I (3)
Morphology of the blood and blood-forming organs and the study of abnormalities associated with disease. The dynamics and diagnostic tests of hemostasis are also discussed. (Practicum)
416 Hematology II (3)
Continuation of 415. (Practicum)
450 (or BPS 450) Practical Tools for Molecular Sequence Analysis (3)
Introduction to practical ways to analyze DNA, protein and genome datasets. Students will be introduced to computing environments and publicly available software tools for analysis. (Lec. 2, Lab 2) Pre: BCH 311 or BIO 352 (or BCH 352) or BIO 341 or permission of instructor. Not for graduate credit.
451 Professional Topics in Clinical Laboratory Science (2)
Professional topics in the medical laboratory sciences, including research methods, education, management, occupational health, public health, regulatory affairs, professionalism, and ethics. (Practicum)
483 Introductory Diagnostic Microbiology
See Microbiology 483.
501 (or MIC 501) Advanced Clinical Microbiology /I /(3)
Current methodology employed in the processing of clinical microbiology specimens, isolation and identification of pathogenic microorganisms, and determination of antimicrobial susceptibility. (Lec. 3) Pre: 409 or MIC 432 or equivalent.
502 Advanced Clinical Chemistry I (3)
The pathophysiologic mechanisms as they correlate to clinical chemistry data. Topics include mechanisms of pathology and analytical techniques. (Lec. 3) Pre: 411 or equivalent.
510 Clinical Laboratory Management (3)
Supervisory management principles applicable to the clinical laboratory. Includes the processes of supervision, decision making, job performance and evaluation, communications, organizational behavior, and labor relations in the modern laboratory. (Lec. 3) Pre: 400-level medical laboratory science internship or equivalent.
512 Special Problems in Clinical Laboratory Science (3)
Assigned research on an advanced level. Students required to outline problem, conduct the necessary research or experimental work, and present observations and conclusions in a written and oral report. (Independent Study) Pre: 400-level medical laboratory science internship or equivalent.
513 (or MIC 513) Advanced Clinical Immunology /(3)
Theory, application, and techniques used in clinical immunology: immunochemistry, serology, immunohematology, immunopathology. (Lec. 3) Pre: 406 or MIC 533 or equivalent.
520 Advanced Hematology (3)
Special problems, advanced techniques, and methodology in hematology; laboratory approach emphasized. (Lec. 3) Pre: 415 or equivalent.
530 Recent Advances in Blood Banking and Transfusion Medicine (3)
Immunohematology, blood banking, and transfusion medicine with emphasis on recent advances. Techniques used for tissue typing and organ transplantation. (Lec. 3) Pre: 413 or equivalent.
541 Advanced Clinical Microbiology II (3)
Current research and clinical methodology in clinical mycology, parasitology, mycobacteriology, epidemiology, and infectious disease serology. (Lec. 3) Pre: 409 or MIC 432 or equivalent.
543 Advanced Clinical Chemistry II (3)
A comprehensive study of pathophysiologic mechanisms as they relate to clinical chemistry. Topics include immunochemistry, automation, enzymology, pharmacology, and endocrinology. (Lec. 3) Pre: 411 or equivalent.
551 Topics in Biochemistry for the Clinical Scientist
See Biochemistry 551.
The clinical courses in cytopathology (MLS) 561-566) require graduate standing and are open only to students who have been ≠accepted into the Rhode Island School of Cyto≠technology.
561 Introduction to Cytotechnology (3)
A review of cell and tissue structure, principles of microscopy, and cytological staining methods; overview of organization and management of cytology labs. (Practicum)
562 Special Topics in Cytotechnology (3)
Special projects in cytology, cytopathology, or cytotechnology. Students will investigate or review a topic and present a written and oral report. (Practicum)
563 Cytopathology (3)
Cytopathology and clinical aspects of cervical dysplasia, carcinoma in situ, and invasive squamous cell carcinoma. Endometrial and endocervical carcinoma and other genital tract cancers will be considered. (Practicum)
564 Medical Cytology (3)
Benign and malignant cytology of the gastrointestinal, respiratory, and urinary tracts; study of exfoliative cells in urine, serious effusions, cerebrospinal fluid, and breast secretions. (Practicum)
565 Cytology Practicum I (6)
Microscopic evaluation and screening of benign cytological smears from cervical dysplasia, carcinoma in situ, and invasive malignant tumors of the female genital tract. (Practicum)
566 Cytology Practicum II (6)
Microscopic evaluation and screening of cytological smears from the gastrointestinal, urinary, respiratory, and central nervous systems and from other body fluids. (Practicum)
571 (or BPS 536) Biotechnology Product Evaluation and Development (3)
The process through which candidate products produced using recombinant DNA technology are evaluated for safety and efficacy, including conductance of clinical trials, economic issues, and regulatory affairs. (Lec. 3) Pre: graduate standing and permission of chairperson.
590 Special Problems in Clinical Chemistry (1-6)
Intensive tutorial work, research, and readings in clinical chemistry. (Independent Study) Pre: graduate standing and permission of chairperson.
591 (or MIC 591) Special Problems in Clinical Microbiology (1-6)
Intensive tutorial work, research, and readings in clinical microbiology. (Independent Study) Pre: graduate standing and permission of chairperson.
592 Special Problems in Hematology (1-6)
Intensive tutorial work, research, and readings in hematology. (Independent Study) Pre: graduate standing or permission of chairperson.
593 Special Problems in Immunohematology (1-6)
Intensive tutorial work, research, and readings in immunohematology. (Independent Study) Pre: graduate standing and permission of chairperson.
594 Special Problems in Biotechnology (1-3)
Intensive tutorial work, research, and readings in biotechnology. (Independent Study) Pre: graduate standing and permission of chairperson.